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GameStop Vouching for Valve: Terrible News for EA

(0) Comments | Posted 15 May 2012 | (23:05)

The end of gaming retail, I'll vouch:

I've written elsewhere about the inevitable failure of GAME, and particularly the poor strategic decisions that have set the retailer apart from its competitors, and have sealed its fate. However, I also suggested, in a more recent article, that...

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Kivastarter: crowdsourcing needs to learn from microfinance

(1) Comments | Posted 12 May 2012 | (00:58)

Kickstarter is at something of a crossroads. Gamers (and developers) have seen the dizzying heights that are possible when crowdsourced funding is invited for projects which capture the marketplace's imagination. Tim Schafer's Double Fine project exceeded fundraising goals overnight (raising more than $3.3m in total) . Wasteland 2,...

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